The difference between a day and boarding school primarily lies in the importance that it affords to extra and co-curricular activities. Students at RiverDale participate in a wide variety of inter-house and inter-school events. They routinely compete in debate and elocution competitions against students of leading Pune schools.
Students are formed into age-appropriate groups at the start of each academic year and sent for overnight camps in and around neighboring mountains of the school where they engage in team-building and leadership related activities. Children are accompanied to these camps by trained staff who supervise them and ensure their safety even as they participate in activities such as cooking meals, pitching tents and living the life of a rock-trotter!
Dorm Nights are talent shows in which students perform without the assistance of any teacher or adult help. Students themselves conceptualize, practice and stage an array of performances that are entertaining, and which invoke admiration for the students who dare to go on stage and confidently perform.
Students also actively participate in events scheduled in the School Calendar such as Founder's Day, Annual Function, Teacher's Day, Children's Day, and others.
Extra-curricular activities are integral to the overall educational programs delivered at RiverDale. Children develop essential capabilities through them which serve them in good stead in their other fields of endeavor, notably in academics.
Extra English support classes have been on for the school's younger students for the past one month.
These classes, for boys of up to grade 6, are held after dinner in their dorm so that their normal academic schedule is not disturbed in any manner. Mrs. LeBlond, their hardworking and ever caring dorm-parent conducts these classes for them five days a week.
These extra classes are intended to help children who need this additional support improve their proficiency in the English language which, in turn, will help them perform better in their studies.
Our little ones busy constructing their understanding of mathematical concepts in their math class.
Apart from helping children develop better conceptual understanding of math in regular classes, a series of 'Math Foundation Classes' (MFCs) have been initiated from Tuesday, 30th August. These classes include students from grades 5 to 12 who have not performed well in math in the two monthly tests conducted in the term thus far.
MFCs are held from 8.15 to 9.00 in the morning every day, five days a week. As the name suggests, these classes are intended to help students clarify and better understand concepts that may still be unclear for them, resulting in under performance in the subject.
We at RIS are keen to work with qualified, experienced and motivated staff who enjoy working with children and have what it takes to work in a boarding school for helping shape the minds and hearts of the 21st century learners and develop their thinking skills and creativity. More